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    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP RECREATION DEPARTMENT 

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    FIELD STATUS: 

    PLEASE NOTE - Posted 6/8/16: 

     

    Please be advised that all fields are CLOSED this evening, Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 with the exception of the two artificial turf fields (Lakeside Park & High School).

     

    Grace C. Rhinesmith

    Director of Recreation

    Jefferson Township, New Jersey

    (973) 663-8404 office

    (973) 633-8409 fax



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    Office Hours
    Normal Office House (non-camp season)
     Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
     Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    2015 SUMMER CAMP OFFICE HOURS
    June 22 to August 11, 2015 

    for Camp Registration, Payments, etc.
    MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8am to 5:30pm

     
     
    Office Phone Numbers
    Grace Rhinesmith, Director of Recreation,                                     (973) 663-8404, option 2
    John Burns, Superintendent of Parks,                                            (973) 663-8404, option 3
    Carol Punturieri, Rec Program Coordinator,                                   (973) 663-8404, option 4
    Terri McCarney, Camp Director,                                                     (973) 663-8404, option 5
    Terry Koontz, Summer Day Camp Co-Director,                             (973) 663-8404
    Kristen Rowland, Assistant Camp Director,                                    (973) 663-8404
    Linda Hendricksen, Senior Center Director,                                   (973) 208-1101
     
     
    Office Staff Email
     
     
     

     

     

    For the 2015 JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP RECREATION DIRECTORY, click on the "Form Center" link on the township's home page. Once there, scroll down to "Recreation and Senior Services" and open the document entitled "Jefferson Township 2014 Recreation Directory". 

    Physical and mailing address:
    81 Weldon Road at Camp Jefferson
    (brown house w/ red trim on the right as you enter the parking lot)

    Jefferson Township Recreation Department
    Camp Jefferson
    81 Weldon Road
    Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

    Telephone Number:   973-663-8404
    Fax Number:               973-663-8409


    Office hours:  Monday through Thursday - 9 AM to 4:30 PM 
                            Friday - 8 AM to 3:30 PM  
                                   (office hours change during the summer) 

                       

    Directions:

    From Route 23 North:

    Exit at Oak Ridge Road jug handle and follow Oak Ridge Road about 4 miles. Oak Ridge Road will become Berkshire Valley Road at the Passaic/Morris County line. The A&P Ridge Plaza shopping center will be to your left, and Lakeland Bank and a Mobil Gas Station will be on your right.

    Proceed through the traffic light at the corner of Berkshire Valley and Ridge Roads.

    Make a slight right onto Milton Road (just past Pond Hollow homes entrance and just before St. Thomas the Apostle Church). Then bear right at the last intersection (Legion Road to your left) as Milton Road veers off towards the right. You will pass the Fire Co #1 Firehouse on the right.

    Turn right onto Dover-Milton Road (the Jefferson Township Museum is directly in front of you and the Milton Methodist Church is on the right corner). Follow to the big red barn (Bowling Green Golf Course) and turn left onto Weldon Road (Headley’s Lumber will be on your right).

    Continue on Weldon Road, past the Jefferson Township Municipal Building, High School and Middle School and through the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation for about 5 miles. Camp Jefferson will be on the right.

    From Route 23 South:

    Exit at Oak Ridge Road and proceed as above.

    From Route 80 West:

    Take exit 34B to the Route 15 North exit. Travel North on Route 15 past the fourth traffic light. After this light, be sure that you are in the right lane and take the second ramp on the right exiting at Weldon Road (immediately after the Lake Shawnee exit ramp). This exit puts you directly onto Weldon Road; and the Camp is a short distance, on the left.

    From Route 80 East:

    Take exit 34 and follow signs for Route 15 North. Proceed as above.

     


     
    MISSION STATEMENT

    Today’s fast paced and often stressful society requires that we attempt to derive the greatest benefit from what leisure time is available to us and to assure that this leisure time is spent in a productive, meaningful, and enjoyable manner. Accepted as an essential element in a healthy and positive lifestyle, recreation, both active and passive, contributes significantly to the physical, social, and psychological development and well being of the individual, no matter what their age.

    With this in mind, the overall goal of the Jefferson Recreation Department is to identify the recreational needs of the entire community and to develop and support a variety of quality programs and facilities that address these needs. Residents of Jefferson Township, with its’ motto “Year Round Recreation Capital of New Jersey”, deserve nothing less.

     

    CLICK ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LINKS AND ALSO GO TO THE PAGE NAVIGATION LINK DROP DOWN MENU ON EACH PAGE OF THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT PAGES
    FOR MORE INFORMATION



    SPECIAL EVENTS

    TOWNSHIP FIELDS - OPENED OR CLOSED?

    INSTRUCTIONAL TENNIS PROGRAMS


    FROG FALLS MEMBERSHIP OPEN TO JEFFERSON RESIDENTS 

    PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, FIELDS

    CAMP JEFFERSON SUMMER DAY CAMP 

    TOWNSHIP SPONSORED SPORTS PROGRAMS
     
       A: Special Needs Youth Soccer/Baseball/Basketball Programs
       B: Jefferson Striders Track & Cross Country
       C:  Bowling 


    TWEEN/TEEN EVENTS

     SKI/SNOWBOARD AT MOUNTAIN CREEK

     SPORTS CAMPS/CLINICS/CLASSES


    Artificial Turf Project

    BUS TRIPS

    SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICES & DIAL-A-RIDE

    SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS

    RECREATION DEPARTMENT STAFF

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